Bareback ringriding

We were woken by the sound of horse hooves early this morning, as ring riders from the surrounding villages brought their horses to town for the second Folkloric Day of the year: the Regional Ringriding Championship.

Competitors ride bareback on huge draft horses at full gallop, while attempting to spear a tiny ring suspended above the sand track. There are 30 rounds, with the size of the ring decreasing progressively, down to only 2 cm diameter at the end of the day.